Practice and Re-Emergence of Herbal Medicine

Ethnobotanical use of Ayurveda to Treat COVID-19-Induced Respiratory Disorders

Author(s): Manish Pathak, Rupesh Kumar Pandey, Sokindra Kumar, Lubhan Singh, Ganesh Prasad Mishra, Amit Kumar, Swati Dubey, Shiv Shankar Shukla and Ravindra Kumar Pandey *

Pp: 146-156 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080414123010009

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Respiratory tract infections are a major health problem in the entire world, especially due to corona epidemic in late 2019. Coronavirus spread-out throughout the world, and it causes the death of millions of people due to the precipitation of severity in respiratory disorders like respiratory neuromuscular, pulmonary vascular, and lung parenchymal disorders. All are the characteristic features of COVID-19 infection. The aim of the present review work was to summarize all existing ethnobotanical data on ayurvedic medicinal plants used in the treatment or management of respiratory disorders. Many known plant species are traditionally used to treat respiratory disorders & some plant species have been investigated for their therapeutic efficacy with positive results. This present study explored various offline & online databases for the literature on ayurvedic medicinal plants used worldwide to treat & manage respiratory disorders. A total number of 205 ayurvedic plant species used to treat & manage respiratory disorders worldwide has been documented. Most of the plants belong to Solanaceae, Asteraceae, Amaryllidaceae, Lamiaceae & Malvaceae. 

Keywords: Ethno-medicinal, Respiratory disorders, Herbs.

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